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Marie-Joseph Angelique: Remembering the Arsonist Slave of Montreal

By Mireille Mayrand-Fiset When wandering around the streets of Old Montreal, one may come across a public square facing City Hall named Place Marie-Josèphe Angélique. Most people will not give much thought to it, unaware that the woman who gave her name to the square was once accused of setting fire to the very streets they are walking on. Marie-JosephAngélique… Read more »